Remaking the Economy: Where to Now?—And Beyond

Remaking The Economy 11.12.2020

Remaking the Economy: Where to Now?—And Beyond

Thursday, November 12th, at 2:00 pm EST

NPQ’s latest webinar in our Remaking the Economy series looks at the state of economic democracy in the wake of the 2020 elections. We don’t know what the state of play will be as of the 12th, but there will surely be a lot to discuss. And we intend to do so, with an eye to mid- and longer-term possibilities. For this webinar, we bring you three leading activists to start the conversation. Our panelists are:

Dr. Gar Alperovitz is a historian, political economist, and cofounder of The Democracy Collaborative, based in Washington, DC, and the author of What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution.

Laura Flanders, based in New York City, is an award-winning journalist who hosts The Laura Flanders Show and was recognized this year by the Lannan Foundation for her body of work, which “helps the American public begin to imagine alternatives.”

Dr. Stacey Sutton is associate professor of urban planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she examines worker cooperatives, economic democracy, equitable development, and the racially disparate effects of place-based policy.

This webinar will explore:

  • What can cities do to build a more democratic economy?
  • What can co-ops, nonprofits, and other community-based actors contribute to the current moment marked by stark racial and economic inequality?
  • How can we democratize our politics as well as our economics? What new stories and narratives need to be advanced?
  • How can the institutional power base for a new politics be developed?
  • How does the state of the movement in 2020 differ from 2008?  What learning has occurred in the past dozen years?
  • How can activists address current needs while building for the long term?
  • How can a “Green New Deal” be transformational?
  • How can the economy foster improvements in public health?
  • What role call philanthropy play in supporting the development of a more equitable economy?

Whether you’re a nonprofit leader, board member, or engaged in community-based organizing, this webinar will provide you with real-life examples and lessons learned that can inform your work in your own community.

The moderator for this webinar is NPQ Economic Justice Program Director Steve Dubb. Steve has worked with cooperatives and nonprofits for over two decades and has been both a student and practitioner in the field of community economic development.  

You can send your questions to to have them answered during the web event.


*The recording and slides of this webinar will be available on the NPQ website 2-3 days after the live event.